Thursday, August 4, 2011

19- Rush; the point of the journey _is_ to arrive!

So far it's been frustrating and I'm not even there yet! As I type this I am bathed in a sheen of sweat after running (with a suitcase under my arm) the length of Toronto airport only to still miss my flight by a couple of minutes.

I'm not pleased, not just for myself, more for those who have missed out on Thursday gaming because all the other games are full by now.

With this in mind you hopefully found this note at the venue.

Heartfelt apologies I am not there. I know time is precious at Gencon and with this late cancellation you're probably going to miss out on gaming altogether for this time slot. I'm very sorry for that and as disappointed but probably sweatier than you.

Despite it being faster to fly long distances in theory, sometimes it doesn't work out that way and a "maintenance problem" caused me to miss my connection to be there today.

On Saturday at two there are still spaces available for this game so in the unlikely event you're not booked for that time I'd love to see you there. If not drop me a line at and give me hell for wasting your time. I'll make it worth your while.

This on top of a flight cancellation that made me cancel Sunday's game has made for a pretty poor run-up to something I had been looking forward to for some time.

Fingers crossed it's plain sailing from here.

Bad things come in pairs right...


The flight I was taking next to Chicago was also delayed which caused me to miss the Indianapolis flight. Fortunately that could be rebooked and I finally touched down in Indianapolis at 12 am.

Phew. Off to the hotel... which had had a flood making 8 rooms uninhabitable and was fully booked.

Being the last to arrive at the hotel meant I had to transfer to another hotel which was unfortunately 30 minutes away and I had to return to my original hotel first thing in the morning to catch the shuttle I'd booked for Gencon.

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